Juniperus chinensis ‘Kaizuka’ Torulosa

(Hollywood, Juniper)


Hardiness Zones:

 4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

‘Kaizuka’ is an irregular upright female form that is grown as a shrub or small tree to 15-30′ tall and to 10-15′ wide. Shape can vary considerably from plant to plant. It features rich, scale-like, bright green foliage clustered on upright, slightly twisted shoots. ‘Kaizuka’ was introduced in the U. S. from Japan in 1920. It quickly became a popular landscape plant in the southwestern U. S. and California. Numerous plantings in Los Angeles led to the common name of Hollywood juniper. An improper attempt was made to assign the cultivar name of ‘Torulosa’ to this plant, and some authorities may list this plant as Juniperus chinensis ‘Torulosa’ rather than by the correct, original Japanese cultivar name. Juniperus chinensis ‘Kaizuka’ TORULOSA (as a trade name) is acceptable. Foliage is attractive throughout the year.

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Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerant of a wide variety of soils including clay. Intolerant of wet soils. Tolerant of some drought once established. Also tolerant of many city air pollutants. ‘Kaizuka’ reportedly has good salt tolerance.

Additional information

Common Name

Hollywood, Juniper

Botanical Name

Juniperus chinensis 'Kaizuka' Torulosa


25 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate


Light Requirements

Part-sun, Sun


to 15 ft.


to 10 ft.

Soil Condition


Water Needs




Foliage Color


Deer Resistant


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